Friday, February 11, 2011

Correction versus Criticism

I had a light bulb moment the other day.  I HATE it when Ken "criticizes" me...Other people can do it, but when he does my feathers get ruffled.  I was listening to a program the other day and the man was saying his wife had to realize that when he was correcting her, it was just that...correction, not criticism.  I thought, "WOW! I need to take Ken's criticism as correction and learn from it!" 

I have such a need to be perfect that I needed to realize I'm far from perfect and listen to his correction and learn...My pride and ego get in the way.  Proverbs says a wise man listens to rebuke.  Iron sharpens iron.  Always learning...

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
Proverbs 9:8